Disclosure of Risk

 

Mindful Adventures - Ariel, asks you to read the following. It may have a bearing on your safety, & that of others that are involved in activities with you:

 

Mindful Adventures - Ariel has legal & regulatory obligations to provide a duty-of-care to all that participate in Mindful Adventure’s outdoor activities. As you would expect, we take all reasonable steps to provide the level of care & assurances of safety that are appropriate to each of the activities. You should  be aware that there will always be certain risks that are inherent to outdoor activities. It is not possible to eliminate these risks without destroying the character & experience of each activity.

 

The level of real, as opposed to perceived risk associated with the activities is very low. However, the types of risk may be something with which you are not ordinarily familiar.

 

For avoidance of uncertainty, environments & situations that you may encounter include:

 

  • rough / rugged terrain: may cause you to experience greater than usual strain on joints & muscles, & can lead to aches, pains & strains.

 

  • physical effort: our activities may involve you in a greater level of exertion than in your usual day-to-day environment.

 

  • height & water: whilst appropriate safety precautions are taken, some people can find situations at height or on water to be stressful. Water-based activities may result in you getting wet &/or cold.

 

  • natural environment: weather conditions may be cold, wet, or very hot, & can also change rapidly & for the worse. There can also be unstable/slippery conditions underfoot. Sudden natural hazards such as rock falls & lightening can occur.

 

  • slips & trips: the most common cause of accident throughout society, the opportunity for slips, trips & falls is likely to be greater than that which you usually experience.

 

  • loss or damage: the environments and activities that you choose to experience may increase the potential for loss of or damage to your personal clothing or equipment.

 

As well as Mindful Adventures - Ariel ’s part in ensuring as safe an environment as possible for each activity, participants also have a responsibility for safety.

 

Your responsibilities are as follows:

 

  • medical: please make Ariel aware of medical condition(s) or injuries, past or present, that may affect or make ill-advised your participation in any activity. Then an agreement can be reached  with you whether or not you should participate.

 

  • fears & phobias: before commencing any activity, please ensure that we are aware if you have any major concerns, fears or phobias about the situation(s) in which you are choosing to place yourself. Mindful Adventures – Ariel will work with you to help ease your feelings of discomfort/apprehension/fear, & ensure that you are as comfortable as possible 

 

  • Drugs & Alcohol: It is highly dangerous to participate in any of the Mindful Adventure programs, services or activities -  whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

 

Mindful Adventures - Ariel  reserves the right to prevent any person from participating in any activity, should it be suspected that they may have been drinking, or be under the influence of drugs.

 

  • instruction: you must accept & act upon all direction & instruction from the instructor. This is critical for safe use of tools and other methods.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read & consider this Risk Disclosure.

 

Prior to starting your Eco-Based Mindful Adventure, Mindful Adventures - Ariel  will ask you to acknowledge your acceptance of the disclosed risks by signing a related Acknowledgment of Risk. In doing so you will confirm that you have read & understood the content of the Risk Disclosure. A parent or guardian must countersign for anybody under the age of 18.

 

Signing the Acknowledgment of Risk does not release Mindful Adventures - Ariel  from any of our obligations towards you, nor does it affect your statutory rights.

 

Acknowledgment of Risk

 

I hereby confirm that I have read & understood the Risk Disclosure provided to me by Mindful Adventures - Ariel .

 

Medical conditions (Y/N) If yes, please state in the booking form